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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Spring is over

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    OK, so maybe I didn’t need to tell you that.  Or maybe, you observe that it isn’t quite true because summer officially starts in about a week.  But then that’s not really what I mean. I’ve written little tidbits about our transition from an...
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    Team Foundation Service Preview is public!

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    Since we announced the Team Foundation Service Preview at the BUILD conference last year, we’ve limited the onboarding of new customers by requiring invitation codes to create accounts. The main reason for this has been to control the growth of...
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    TeamDevCentral and hosted Lab Management

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    A couple of years ago, we partnered with TeamDevCentral to set up one of the first hosted Team Foundation Server clouds. It was the very beginning of our thinking on what a cloud based ALM solution might look like. Since then Rational eyes, the company...
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    TMap for TFS Windows Phone 7 App available in the marketplace

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    Clemens Reijnen recently blogged about a new Windows Phone app for working with TFS and the TMap testing methodology.  Read more about it on Clemens’ blog here: http://www.clemensreijnen.nl/post/2012/05/11/TMap-for-TFS-Windows-Phone-7-App-available...
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    A Team Foundation Service Invitation Code

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    I've seen a spike in requests for invitation codes following our announcement of the new TFS/Azure Continuous Delivery work at Azure Day this week. I figured, I'd put out another multi-use invitation code just to minimize the wait for additional people...
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    Update for VS 2008 and TFS 11

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    We’ve finally gotten to shipping an update to VS 2008 SP1 to fully support TFS 11 – including the the hosted service http://www.tfspreview.com .  VS 11 has supported it from the beginning, of course.  We’ve released updates for VS 2010 SP1 along...
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    Upgrading the DevDiv dogfood server to TFS 11

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    I've mentioned in a couple of posts recently how busy it's been around here lately. One of the many things keeping us busy over the past several weeks has been upgrading the main Developer Division Team Foundation Server to TFS 11. We've been using TFS...
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    More on yesterday's Azure announcements

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    Here's a link to some "chalk talk" video's on yesterday's Azure announcements. Among them is a video from our very own Aaron Bjork on the TFS integration that we've done. Check it out for a more colorful explanation than yesterday's blog post :) http...
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    Announcing Continuous Deployment to Azure with Team Foundation Service

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    I mentioned earlier this week in my sprint 31 deployment post that we were working on some bigger things I wasn’t ready to talk about yet.  Well, this is one of them…. As development organizations are trying to improve the cycle times on their development...
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    Team Foundation Services Updates 6/4

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    We’ve just finished sprint 31 and today we deployed it to the service. In all, it a modest set of things but some nice improvements. We’re now starting to get to the point that new things showing up on the service are ahead of what we have...
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    TFS Power Tools for the RC

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    We won't be releasing a new build of the Power Tools with the Release Candidate. The Beta Power Tools that are available will work with the RC build. The next time we'll update the Power Tools will be along with the final release. Please let us know if...
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    A Community for Storyboard Shapes

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    A while ago, I wrote a post about the importance of feedback in the software development process.  In that post I introduced a new storyboarding tool that we’ve built as part of the VS 11 wave of products that enables you to collect feedback on your...
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    Visual Studio/TFS 2012 Release Candidate Available Today

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    Today we released the Release Candidate for VS, TFS and .NET (and, of course, Windows also released their RC). You can learn more about it and download using the following links: Visual Studio Product website Eclipse update site for the latest...
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    Progress on CodePlex pull requests

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    If you checkout the CodePlex suggestions and feedback , you’ll see that the #1 top voted item involves improvements in pull request workflows. For the second week in a row, we’ve released some nice improvements (along with other bug fixes and minor improvements...
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    that CONFERENCE

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    I got a request from a friend to mention a new conference that’s coming up this fall in August in Wisconsin.  It looks like a good opportunity to stay up to date on the latest technologies and rub elbows with your peers.  Check it out if you...
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    Formal Requirements with TFS and InteGREAT

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    Over the past couple of weeks I’ve spent a fair amount of time our visiting with customers and potential customers.  Much of it was spent talking about the new stuff coming with TFS/VS 11.  One question that came up at probably 1/3rd of customers...
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    Team Explorer Everywhere in the Eclipse Marketplace

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    Several weeks ago, I announced that we’d be removing the price on the Team Foundation Server Eclipse plug-in. One of the benefits of this change (aside from begin cheaper ) is that it’s easier to keep your plug-in up to date because we can...
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    Some insight into our 4/26 deployment

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    This is a post I wrote about a week ago and somehow left it in my drafts folder.  Though it’s “old” now, I think there’s still some good stuff here…  The good news is the deployment we did today seems to have gone off without a hitch (knock...
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    Team Foundation Service Updates – 5/15

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    **UPDATED 5/15 @9:21EDT** Drag and drop of tiles has been enabled now for a few hours and I just updated the "Improved logout section" with a screenshot. It’s that time again. Our next sprint is complete and today we’ve updated hosting...
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    Update on building Win phone projects on the build service

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    It doesn't work right now because the Phone tools SDK isn't installed on our build agent images. We've been talking with the phone tools team about this. The blocker that we have is that the Phone tools SDK can't be installed on a server edition of the...
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    Update on the VS 11 UI

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    There was quite a lot of feedback after we released the Beta about the new UI style in VS 11. We've been processing that feedback and working to improve the look and feel. We've just released a new blog post on changes to the VS UI in our upcoming Release...
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    Codeplex UI Refresh

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    Today we launched our new Codeplex look and feel that I previewed a few weeks ago.  As I said then, we’ve redoubled our effort on Codeplex and you should expect to see it evolve fairly rapidly.  First Git support, now a new look.  What...
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    TFSPreview update

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    Last week we rolled out an update to TFSPreview .  The majority of it was underlying plumbing changes to improve operations, diagnostics, cost, etc.  As we roll off our TFS 11 work, we’ll see more and more of our effort show up as new service...
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    Preemptive Analytics in Visual Studio and TFS 11

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    Over the past couple of years there’s been a growing connection between development and operations.  The “old” world where development teams throw applications over the wall at ops is disappearing the same way the world where developers threw applications...
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    TFS 11 Power Tools Beta Available

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    About a week ago, we shipped a Beta the first version of the Team Foundation Server Power Tools that work with VS 11 and are optimized to work with TFS 11. This will be a bit shorter than a full announcement post because it’s a Beta and it’s...
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